Statistical Programmer in DIL (two posts)

University of Oxford - Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics

We have two exciting Statistical Programmer posts available at the JDRF/Wellcome Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory (DIL) in data analysis and integration.

The DIL aims to treat and prevent the autoimmune disease type 1 diabetes by understanding the underlying genetic and mechanistic pathways. From our own projects and others worldwide (e.g. there is a data avalanche that will accelerate our understanding of autoimmunity, affecting over 5% of populations, with an aim to prevent and develop treatments for type 1 diabetes.

You will lead research projects and support statistical analyses throughout the DIL, help supervise junior group members and DPhil students, contribute to writing grant applications and join our collaborations, nationally and internationally, at a senior level.

You will be passionate about statistics, experimental design and analysis, and about wanting to make a difference in a major childhood illness. Excellent communication skills and a proven, successful track record in biomedical research are essential.

You will have a first degree in a relevant subject area such as computer science, bioinformatics, mathematics, biostatistics, medical statistics or statistics along with substantial experience and a strong track record of applying statistics and programming in a scientific environment. You will be an expert in one or more programming languages, such as bash, R, C, Python. A PhD in a relevant subject area would be desirable.

The posts are funded by the Wellcome and are fixed-term until 30 September 2020 in the first instance.

Depending on experience, this post may be offered at Grade 7 (£31,604 - £38,833 p.a.) with reduced responsibilities.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

Informal inquiries can be made to Professor John Todd, Director of the DIL ( or Dr Olga Platonova, Programme Administrator (

Please quote reference 131660 on all correspondence.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 21 December 2017 can be considered. Shortlisting will be completed by 12 January 2018 and interviews will be held on 18 and 19 January 2018.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

Closing Date: 21-DEC-2017 12:00

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